By: Diane Benjamin
Remember this Pam Reece email:
This isn’t the only time Reece implies (or flat out states) spending $5 million+ to lay water lines on top of Bloomington’s isn’t to steal providing water to Rivian from Bloomington.
I wonder how she explains this email:
That brings me to this email from August of 2020?
See the two files originally attached? Why are they discussing water usage by the plant if Normal has no intention of supplying it? Why are they estimating service?
Those two documents are close to 8 months old. A FOIA for both was denied. I find it amusing Normal was able to deny a FOIA within a few hours of when it was filed.
So, one of the following must be true:
- Last fall Rivian told Normal they don’t want water from them after Normal showed them the plans
- Laying water pipes on top of Bloomington’s is still a mystery as to why. Normal has water on the north side of the they could use to connect to new development west of Rivian Parkway.
Maybe both are true!
It’s only $5,000,000+ for the project. Asking for an explanation won’t help get to the truth however. Someday the answer will magically appear on an agenda.